How to take Photos in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can perform to take pictures with camera or webcam in Ubuntu Linux.

If your Ubuntu Linux machine has a built-in or external camera attached, you can take photos and apply fun special effects and share the fun with others.

There are many applications one can use to take pictures in Ubuntu Linux. However, the default webcam and camera application in Ubuntu Linux is called Cheese.

Cheese camera application can be used to take still photos as well as videos. The photos in the photo stream are automatically saved in the Pictures/Webcam folder in your home folder in Ubuntu Linux.

They are saved using the JPEG (.jpg) format by default.

By default, Cheese counts down from three before taking a photo. You can turn that off in the preferences window if you want.

Below is how to take photos with Cheese in Ubuntu Linux.

How to take pictures with Cheese in Ubuntu Linux

As described above, if your Ubuntu Linux device has a camera, you can use Cheese camera application to take still photos as well as videos.

The photos in the photo stream are automatically saved in the Pictures/Webcam folder in your home folder.

Below is how to do that.

To open Cheese webcam application, click on the Activities dashboard. Then use the search box and to search for Cheese.

Make sure that you are in Photo mode. If you are, the Photo button will be selected on the left side of the screen.

Click the Take a photo using a webcam button in the middle of the bottom panel, or press the Space key, to take the photo.

There will be a short countdown, followed by a flash, and the photo will appear in the photo stream.

The photos in the photo stream are automatically saved in the Pictures/Webcam folder in your home folder. They are saved using the JPEG (.jpg) format.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to take pictures in Ubuntu Linux using Cheese webcam application. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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